United States Capitol. File photo: Chas Hundley
Violence erupted in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday as supporters of President Donald Trump stormed into the U.S. Capitol, which just moments before had seen members of the U.S. Senate debating a challenge to Arizona’s electoral votes cast for President-Elect Joe Biden.
Videos taken on the scene showed supporters fighting past police, shattering windows, entering the building, and occupying the Senate floor, congressional offices, and other areas.
According to several national media outlets, shots were fired, with one person who appeared to be with protesters seen shot in a video posted on social media. She was listed in critical condition with a wound to the neck, The Associated Press reported.
Minutes before, members of Congress and Vice-President Mike Pence had been evacuated.
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